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On This Day - Oct 3 2007: Celtic's 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Champions League ended in drama

AC Milan's goalkeeper Nelson Dida lays injured after Celtic's winning goal during the Uefa Champions League Group D match at Celtic Park Glasgow on Wednesday October 3 2007

ON THIS DAY

1811: The first inter-county women's cricket match took place - between Hampshire and Surrey. The encounter was held at Newington.

1996: UEFA announced an extra place for clubs in England - and seven other countries - as the top European competitions expanded.

1999: Gus Poyet scored after just 27 seconds as Chelsea hammered Manchester United 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. But the Red Devils had the last laugh as Sir Alex Ferguson's men went on to win the Premiership title by 18 points, with Chelsea in fifth.

2007: Celtic's 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Champions League ended in drama after Milan goalkeeper Dida fell theatrically following a mild tap on the face by a Celtic fan celebrating the last-minute winner.

2010: The Ryder Cup, which was being held at Celtic Manor in Wales, was disrupted due to heavy rain. The competition ended up finishing on the Monday.

2015: Hosts England were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 33-13 to Australia at Twickenham.

2016: Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury announced he was retiring from boxing, then tweeted that he was in fact "here to stay" three hours later.

BIRTHDAYS

Neale Fraser (tennis) - 1960 Wimbledon champion from Australia, born 1933.

Fred Couples (golf) - 1992 US Masters champion from the United States, born 1959.

Claudio Pizarro (soccer) - Cologne Peruvian striker, formerly with Chelsea, born 1978.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (soccer) - Manchester United's Swedish striker, born 1981.

Andreas Isaksson (soccer) - Swedish goalkeeper, formerly with Manchester City, born 1981.

Adrian Mariappa (soccer) - Watford defender, born 1986.

Michael Devlin (soccer) - Hamilton defender, born 1993.

Kelechi Iheanacho (soccer) - Leicester striker, born 1996.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which NFL team has their home at Soldier Field?

2. At which Italian race track did three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna die in 1994?

3. How many goals did Sergio Aguero score for Manchester City in a 20-minute spell against Newcastle in October 2016?

4. Who did Tyrone defeat in the 2010 Ulster SFC final?

5. How old is Frankie Dettori?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday, October 3)

TENNIS: ATP Tour, China Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600, 0400 (Wed); WTA Tour, China Open - BT Sport 1 1230 & 0530 (Wed).

SNOOKER: European Masters - Eurosport 1 1200 & 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB post-season, New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 4)

TENNIS: ATP Tour, China Open - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0600, 1230 & 0400 (Thurs); WTA Tour, China Open - BT Sport 1 1400 & 0530 (Thurs).

SOCCER: National League, Tranmere v Leyton Orient - BT Sport 1 1900.

SNOOKER: European Masters - Eurosport 1 1200 & 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB post-season, Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Thurs)

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QUICK QUIZ answers 1. Chicago Bears 2. Imola 3. Five 4. Monaghan, 1-14 to 0-7:  5. 46

 

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